Number 115: Also: See ‘Word of the Day’ below
Helping Toads to Cross Roads
Toads are very common in Britain and they can live for up to 40 years. During the summer they eat spiders, slugs and worms and they hibernate in the winter.
They usually live on dry land in forests, gardens or in hedges. However, In order to breed and produce young toads, they need to be in water so they try to move to a large, deep pond. They do this in the spring and sometimes they need to cross a road to get to a pond.
Unfortunately for toads, many of our roads are very busy and in some parts of Britain many toads have been killed by cars. In order to try and help toads to survive, some groups of volunteers are helping them to cross the roads. These animal lovers wait by the side of the road and when a toad arrives they put it in a bucket and carry it across the road. Last year a group of 70 volunteers saved 2,700 toads between February and April.
to breed to produce baby animals
spiders, slugs and worms common insects
to hibernate to sleep in the winter
a hedge a row of bushes, plants
a pond like a very small lake
a volunteer someone who works without payment
a bucket a round object to carry water
Word of the day: Lovely
Lovely is an adjective and is a very useful word when speaking and writing as you can use it for almost anything.
What a lovely day! warm and sunny
I bought a lovely dress yesterday. smart/elegant
This cake is lovely. delicious
He’s a lovely person. kind and polite
It is a strong adjective so you can say:
but not: a little lovely or extremely lovely